Welcome to the Chiltern Arts Festival 
28th February–7th March 2020

Brass Septet

Friday 28th February • 7.30pm St Mary's Church • Princes Risborough

Come and Sing
Tippett's Spirituals

Saturday 29th February • 11.30am–6pm St Mary-le-more Church • Wallingford

Oliver Soden
on Michael Tippett (talk)

Saturday 29th February • 5pm St Mary-le-more Church • Wallingford

The Marian Consort
Singing in Secret

Saturday 29th February • 8pm St Peter's Church • Wallingford

Youth Music
and Art Day

Sunday 1st March • 12pm onwards Queen's Hall RGS • High Wycombe

The Phoenix Piano Trio
Into the Silence

Monday 2nd March • 7.30pm All Saints' Church • Marlow

Ensemble Hesperi
Take Note Ensemble

Tuesday 3rd March • 1pm St Peter and St Paul's Church • Tring

The Piccadilly Revellers
Concert, Cabaret & Dinner

Tuesday 3rd March • 7pm The Gatsby • Berkhamsted

Dame Evelyn Glennie
in Conversation

Wednesday 4th March • 6.30pm St Mary's Church • Henley-on-Thames

Trio HLK
and Dame Evelyn Glennie

Wednesday 4th March • 7.30pm St Mary's Church • Henley-on-Thames

Matthew Wadsworth
Pre-Concert Talk

Thursday 5th March • 6.30pm St Peter and St Paul's Church • Great Missenden

Candlelit Lute
Matthew Wadsworth

Thursday 5th March • 7.30pm St Peter and St Paul's Church • Great Missenden

Magnard Wind Ensemble
Take Note Ensemble

Friday 6th March • 1pm St Peter and St Paul's Church • Medmenham

Danny Driver

Friday 6th March • 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin Church • Hambleden

Salomé String Quartet
Take Note Ensemble

Saturday 7th March • 1pm St Michael and All Angels Church • Hughenden

City of London Sinfonia
Mozart and Beethoven

Saturday 7th March • 7.30pm St Mary's Church • Old Amersham

Beethoven’s words, ‘Let your deafness no longer be a secret, even in art’, which are emblazoned on the 2020 Festival brochure cover, embody the theme of this year’s Festival: Passion Prevails.

In the 250th year since Beethoven’s birth, we’re exploring a different way to celebrate the great composer’s life and — taking inspiration from his passion and drive to continue as his hearing deteriorated — to explore and celebrate others who have also overcome adversity and created great art. Each event in the 2020 programme has been curated with this theme in mind, celebrating just some of the ways in which the passion for music and art has continued to be a driving force even for those faced with life-changing events such as hearing or sight loss, or those faced with adversity from political, religious or societal circumstances.

We’re looking forward to welcoming both new friends and familiar faces – and we can’t wait to share another week of fabulous music with you... see you there!

Naomi Taylor
Chiltern Arts Founder and Creative Director

Chiltern Arts are hugely grateful for support from:

Arts Council England
The Foyle Foundation
Wycombe District Council

Support from these organisations helps to make the Chiltern Arts Festival possible.


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Poetry Competition 2020

Calling all budding writers...

Poetry Competition 2020

The 2020 Poetry Competition invites you to explore a situation in your own life, or the life of someone who has inspired you, in which the phrase ‘overcoming adversity’ resonates.

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